Vevo.com provides Silento’s official “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” music video in which the Nae Nae dance is featured. The Nae Nae dance is performed by extending each arm in a whip motion then raising one arm in the air while moving backwards. The music video features the Nae Nae being performed several times with many people participating in the dance. As of September 2015, the music video has over 272 million views on Vevo.
In May 2015, the single was released by Capital Records along with the music video. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” is the debut single by rapper Silento, and the song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also received international success by reaching top musical charts in other countries, such as Australia and Denmark. The single’s music video was nominated for a 2015 MTV Music Video Award. The popularity of the Nae Nae dance has become so widely known that Hilary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres have performed it.
As of 2015, Silento is a 17 year-old senior at Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The rapper stated he chose his stage name because he wanted everyone to know he’s a silent person. Silento has also stated some of his musical influences include Justin Bieber and Linkin Park.